Anthony Geraci is a 2021 Blues Music Award Winner for Instrumentalist-Pianist from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN. He has been nominated for the prestigious Instrumentalist-Piano (formally the Pinetop Perkins Piano Award) for the previous six years- 2016 through 2021 – bringing the total to 15 individual BMA Nominations. Anthony and the Boston Blues All-Stars were also nominated for Band of the Year in 2019 and 2021. A recent Boston Music Award-Blues Artist of the Year has been added to Anthony’s impressive list of 2021 nominations, both as a pianist and with his band. In 2000, he garnered a Grammy nomination for his playing on the Super Harps I (Telarc) album.
Anthony has a long history in the American Blues Community. He is an original member of Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, and Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters and has recorded with both artists extensively. He has been featured on over 50 recordings with some of the biggest names in blues music. He has recorded with blues pioneers – Big Walter Horton, Carey Bell, Odetta, Big Jack Johnson, Charlie Musselwhite, Lazy Lester, Snooky Pryor and John Brim, as well as contemporary artists – Kenny Neal, Sugaray Rayford, Debbie Davies, Otis Grand, Welch/Ledbetter, Zora Young, Tas Cru, Kilborn Alley, The Proven Ones, and Duke Robillard.
~Blues Music Award Nominations~
2016 -Album: Fifty Shades Of Blue (Delta Groove)
-Traditional Album: Fifty Shades Of Blue
-Song of the Year: “Fifty Shades Of Blue” (Geraci) -Instrumentalist-Piano (formally Pinetop Perkins Piano Award.)
2019 -Album: Why Did You Have To Go (Shining Stone) -Traditional Album: Why Did You Have To Go -Instrumentalist-Piano
-Song of the Year: “Angelina, Angelina” (Geraci) -Traditional Male Blues Artist -Band of the Year
2021 WINNER Instrumentalist-Piano –Band of the Year
AVAILABLE Summer tour July > August 2022
Fall tour october 30th > november 20th 2022. (Feat. Billy Price )
LINE UP Anthony Geraci : Leadvocals/El.Piano John Vanderpool : Sax Paul Loranger : Bass Barrett Anderson : Guitar Kurt Kalker : Drums
ARTIST WEBSITE anthonygeraciblue.com